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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 21, 2011 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Movie Attendees

20 people in attendance in shitlumbus, ohio. couple youngsters, mostly
touch heads, no elders.

But lemme tell you all what really got me. We all have heard the question,
"what if everyone had a cell phone at Woodstock?". Well l can now answer,
what if two people in a movie theatre watching the Grateful Dead movie from 1974 had cell phones (and Nintendo games in this case) ?"
Unfuckingbelievable. There l sit waiting for the show to start.

(SIDEBAR~ the interviews of Barlow/Weir and Garcia at the beginning were horribly boring to me and didnt mind the bright, glaring light radiating from
the douches in front of me, and well....lm a very easy going individual, and I
assumed that all would cease at the start of the show.... HA!).

This couple in front of me apparently thought the movie theatre was their
living room. l KID YOU NOT~ Next thing l see is this guy is taking pictures
of the screen. He has the exact same phone as me, so l know the pix are
gonna be shitty. BUT THATS NOT THE POINT! Taking pictures of the
movie screen!!?? With the little 'camera shutter sound' every time?!?!
lm thinking...my god buddy, like you cant go online and get THOUSANDS
of pictures of anything pertaining to the GD at any time? You have to take pix of the screen here and now?!?! Then it gets better... The beginning
animation is over (which l just love the cheesiness of to this day) and l
lean over to my buddy and whisper, "Here we go...", knowing that US Blues
is when the movie concert really starts. This bitch in front of me, who has climbed OVER the seats to get out and back with MORE popcorn at this point, because her boyfriend, who is such a gentleman, wont stand up to let her through the empty isle, TURNS ON her Nintendo dts (or whatever those
things are). Three words: BRIGHT AS HELL. lm thinking at this point
It literally took someone in the BACK of the theatre to complain to the management, to get a 17 year old usher to explain to these idiots that they
need to turn off their cell phones, stop taking pix, and turn off the Nintendo.
Allow me to repeat... unfuckingbelievable. What has society come to?

So what else do you do at that point? Me? l got a sense of relaxation of
being able to enjoy the movie a little more, and the girl in front of me? Went
into sleep mode. Again, begging the question, WHY ARE YOU HERE?!?
So by the end of the movie, (picture in your minds eye) there is this 300 pound woman curled up in the fetal postion as much as one can in a movie theatre seat with her head in her boyfriends chest, her hand firmly placed
over her ear...............snoring. I swear. Thats when l WANTED TO TAKE A PICTURE.... of her and leave.

As for the movie, loved it. The guy singing to US Blues in the front row
will get you every time, l dont care who you are. The guy who you think is on
roller skates, only to see they are magical boots.... again, gets me every
time. There was no clapping, dancing, singing along, smoke, etc. Just
a few guffaws at some of the scenes. Especially about the guy saying,
"this bands been together for 10 years now, thats the longest l've ever seen!"
The sound at the theatre was good. But it should have been louder.
There were no , "TURN IT UP" chants or anything. Mind you this is a
movie l have owned and watched for years. The best night being the night
when my next door neighbor came knocking and told me she could hear
"the bass coming right through the walls". I looked her straight in the eyes and said, "thank you", and shut the door. l politely turned it down since she
called the cops on me once before
So basically a fairly crappy experience. Was it worth $25? no.
Should l have just watched it in the comfort of my own home? yes
Will l do it again? maybe. Will l be the first to complain about idiots with
cell phones in a movie theatre from now on? You betcha. Did l love every
sound coming out of the speakers? Absolutely. Will this experience deter
me from listening to the GD every day for the rest of my life? never......

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 21, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Movie Attendees

I really did laugh out loud reading this. Too funny. Don't think I'd have laughed in the theater, though.

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Poster: ppaddler Date: Apr 21, 2011 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Movie Attendees

I saw the show in Warwick, RI last night & have to admit that after 90 minutes I'd had enough of sitting down w/ a bunch of old hippies pining for the good ol days. Given that those days are long gone I made for the exit & put Europe 72' in the CD player for the ride home. Sweet memories.
Still the best band ever.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 21, 2011 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Movie Attendees

LOL. I enjoyed your review.
That is pretty amazing with the cell phone pics and Nintendo.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 21, 2011 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Movie Attendees

seriously, tell us how you really feel.

Outstanding review. Have to agree with the whole damn thing, from the lameness of the viewers the the utter perfection of the overalls dude. I stopped going to movies alltogether until they opened this "deluxe" theater near me where you can pay an extra $3 bucks or so for an intimate theater, big seats, 21+ age limit AND beer/wine service at your seat. Not to say there still aren't those SmartPhone asswipes in attendance, but because the theater is smaller, they are easier to spot and harrass into submission.

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